In 1991, myself and a friend – a guy called Rob Hassel, bought inter-rail tickets and took ourselves off travelling around Europe. We had made it as far as Istanbul and basically ran out of money. Before we went away I had gotten a Mohawk and Rob a “horse-shoe” haircut, we were rough and ready chaps back then and with our persuasive powers we convinced a guy who was running a few people out to Cappadocia, to give us a ride. We got out to Cappadocia in Anatolia, and spent a few idyllic days there together with a few other people we had met, before deciding to press on our way home before our tickets ran out. We hitched to a place called Niğde, and then caught the very grand ‘Istanbul express’ all the way to Ankara (due to a very kind stewardess who allowed us on) before catching a train to Istanbul and then a train into Greece and on our way home back to the UK.
These images were taken with a film camera onto transparency. I used to love this format because of the clarity that it gave the photos. These images have been scanned and converted into a digital format and then enhanced in Photoshop – because there was some damage to the original transparencies which needed work – they have been cleaned up.